BEHC Ladies 3XI vs K Sports (Cobdown), 4-2!
By Nicky Affleck
Blackheath 3s slide into 2019 with a 4-2 win!
The ladies 3s arrived at Avery Hill for the first match of 2019 against Cobdown HC Ladies, well rested and keen to start the year off with a win.
Cobdown got off to a strong start and were able to work around the Blackheath players scoring the first goal. Perhaps still slightly delirious from all the recent festive activities, Blackheath took some time to settle into the match. However, determined not let a goal difference emerge, Blackheath winger Robyn Mansfield got the team's first goal, a spectacular strike from a challenging angle in the 'D'.
The game, albeit a slippy one, was now on! Cobdown fought back to get their second goal, which was shortly followed by another Blackheath goal from Captain Nicky. A close match so far, the score was 2-2 at half time.
The second half resumed and it was clear Blackheath were back to their usual game, playing some great hockey collectively as a team. Blackheath also had the advantage of fresh legs with a whopping 4 substitutes, managed by the wonderful sub master Gary. It was not long until two more goals swiftly followed including a goal from Carmel crossed in by Magui and a successful short corner strike from Robyn.
The final score was 4-2 to Blackheath. WoTM was awarded to ALL players for fantastic team effort and DoTD was awarded to Cat Drum for sliding all over the slippy pitch.
Onto next week we go!